Kara has considerable experience acting in a wide range of commercial disputes across numerous jurisdictions throughout Australia, including contractual disputes, professional indemnity, public and product liability, misleading and deceptive conduct claims, and international arbitration.

Additionally, Kara is an experienced media and defamation lawyer, having acted for both plaintiffs and defendants in defamation proceedings, in addition to providing pre-publication advice to publishers and media organisations.  Kara has acted for and advised high profile individuals, company directors, private schools, politicians and sports people in relation to defamation issues and, in particular, the removal of offensive material from online blogs, websites and social media.

“There can be many unknowns in litigation. Communicating clearly, developing a strategy early on, and understanding my client’s goals and objectives are critical to resolving disputes quickly and effectively.”

Significant matters

International steel manufacturer – successfully obtained a permanent injunction and urgent freezing orders from the Supreme Court for a client that had become aware of the attempted misappropriation of funds offered by them security in respect of a contractual agreement with an Australian supplier, including obtaining summary judgement in favour of our client in respect of a number of its claims.

Partnership dispute – currently act on behalf of a former partner of a property development partnership in Supreme Court proceedings commenced regarding a dispute as to the partnership accounts and division of partnership assets.

International arbitration – acted on behalf of a US-based manufacturer to defend International Arbitration proceedings commenced against it by an Australian distributor.

Bachelor of Laws, University of Wollongong

Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies (Journalism), University of Wollongong

Member, Law Society of New South Wales

  • Dispute resolution
  • Defamation
  • Media Law
  • Contractual disputes
  • Corporations Act
  • Debt recovery
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • International Arbitration

related contacts

Tony Clarke NSW
Tim Edwards NSW
Chris Frawley NSW
Brooke Glastonbury NSW
Tony Gooch NSW
David Heidtman NSW
Jia Lee NSW
Chelyn Murphy NSW
Greg Peach NSW
Jeffrey Siddle NSW